The Pre-Prep curriculum is ever-evolving as it responds to the children’s interests and developmental needs. However the curriculum is usually based around topic areas that are carefully planned to inspire the children’s imaginations as well as their creative and critical thinking skills. One of the most exciting ways staff achieve this is by planning trips out of school to give the children as many first-hand experiences as possible. Over the course of the year the children go on at least six trips to either provide a stimulus for their learning or provide consolidation of what has already been learned.
Since we came back for the summer term just a couple of weeks ago trips have already taken place and others are happening very soon. Year 1 were the first to go as they arrived in school dressed as fearsome pirates and travelled to Bristol for a swashbuckling adventure on board The Matthew. They sailed around the harbour, learned what life was like on a pirate ship and had great fun scaring the landlubbers! Reception also travelled to Bristol as part of their learning about Space and had the most magical time in the Planetarium (or Disco Ball as one child called it!). Year 2 are off to Longleat at the end of this week to enjoy a trip around the Safari Park as part of their learning about Africa; needless to say the children are VERY excited!